Acne Please Help

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sad girl - March 7

I am 10 weeks pregnant. My skin was clear for the most part prior to pregnancy and now it is out of control, both my face and upper back. Did this happen to anyone else? When did it clear up? What did you use to control it? Please help, I feel so sad about it I just want to cry all the time, i can't even look in the mirror, I just feel so ugly and bad about myself. Any suggestions would help I don't want to cry anymore.

 

tara - March 7

I know the feeling becuase I started breaking out as well, mostly on my face and soome on my upper back. The only thing that I have been doing is washing my face with a good face wash 3 times a day. (I use Evian Face wash and Face scrub). If you wear make up wash your face as soon as you get home so to keep the pores clean and clear. Drink lots of water and wash your back really good in the shower. I have heard the Tea Tree body wash is good for ance but i don't like the smell and i have never used it. Those are the only things I have been doing, and so far (knock on wood) it has been workign for me.

 

rb - March 7

not sure if you wear make up or not - but i'm one of those ppl who never leaves the house without it - i now find myself sitting in my office, make-up free in order to avoid getting zits - obviously have barely left my office today. i have been more rigid with my morning / evening cleansing routine, am drinking more water, and have completely cut out white sugar. hope that helps :)

 

J - March 7

I just ordered the tea tree oil and facial scrub on thebodyshop.com I hope it works I am going to use it for my face and back

 

tara - March 7

Oh, I forgot to mention the toner! Don't forget to use toner after you wash your face before bed. it helps clear off the current zits as well as keep the pores clean.

 

sad girl - March 7

Thanks tara, rb & J for the responses. J please let me know if that works because I am willing to try anything at this point, I seriously have a hard time doing normal stuff because I feel so bad about myself. I have to meet people all day and I feel like they think less of me because of my bad skin, like I don't know my job and I am just a kid. It is so frustrating because I thought I left this behind when i was a teenager!!

 

E - March 7

I know people say not to use Proactive b/c it has not been tested on pregnant women, but ask your doctor. Mine said it was fine and I have not had a single break out in 9 months. I used to break out ALL of the time. My skin has never looked better. I would sell my soul to the creators of this product, if they wanted me to. It has changed my life. I know, I sound like the infomercial.

 

sad girl - March 7

I have used Proactiv since I was in my late teens (I am now in my early 20's) and it has always worked for me. I was really bad before, and for quite a while my skin has been great. I too would sell my soul to the creators - they literally saved my skin. My doctor just says that I can continue to use Proactiv and it should clear up, but the thing is that it's not working like it did. Maybe it is just the hormones, but I am hoping that there is some secret trip out there that will do the job and clean my face up. I keep it clean, use oil free make-up, wash every morning and night, use my toner and still I resist the urge to play connect the dots when I look in the mirror. I try to forget about it, try to look on the bright side, but its hard because it's the first thing I see in the morning. i don't even want my boyfriend to see me without makeup on anymore because I feel so bad about it.

 

E - March 7

Oh, I feel awful for you. I think it must be entirely hormonal if your usual regimine is failing. Proactiv is amazing, isn't it? I decided to take a chance one morning, when my skin looked awful. I could not believe how quickly I saw results. Good luck to you and I hope you find some relief soon.

 

J - March 8

I have tried proactive on a couple of times and it never worked well for me. I asked my doctor and she didn't recommend that I use it. I will keep you guys posted.

 

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